HSE Manager

Location: Woking, GB

Job Title:                    Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager     

Department:              Quality

Reporting to:             Head of Quality                                                                      


Date of preparation: December 2020                                                        



Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the Head of Quality, the role is responsible for leading the day to day HSE function including the management of all aspects of HSE within McLaren Applied, and positively influencing the creation of a proactive HSE strategy & culture throughout all aspects of the business.

The role has the principle purpose of ensuring full compliance with applicable HSE legislation, along with the consistent application, by all staff, of HSE management systems and safe working practices derived from risk assessment.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Creating & leading the HSE strategy for Applied.
  • Ensuring HSE management is effectively managed by local teams across all global McLaren Applied facilities.
  • Working with line managers to provide the necessary support for them to ensure the H&S of their staff operating within in house production locations, as well as remote customer and supplier support operations.
  • Ensuring line management are equipped to manage the HSE operations of Field Track Support Engineers operating at global venues, including race and test events.
  • Continuously improving the Health, Safety & Environmental culture within Applied through the continual engagement of business leaders and key stakeholders.
  • Engaging with all staff, functions and the Exec in creating a culture of consistent compliance and improvement in Applied’s approach to HSE
  • Working closely with Facilities management to ensure the maintenance of safe and efficient working facilities.
  • Working closely with the Quality team in designing, maintaining & improving a documented management system that ensures consistent and effective application of Heath & Safety and Environmental processes.
  • The identification of applicable legislation for Applied’s operations.
  • Ensuring McLaren Applied maintains compliance with all related legislation.
  • Reviewing new and amended HSE legislation and communicating changes and implementing enhancements to management systems accordingly.
  • Provide HSE support on all matters relating to company policies and their compliance to all functions within the business.
  • Provide applicable HSE training & support to all levels of the organisation.
  • Co-ordinate all relevant H&S training required within the company i.e. Manual Handling in Operations, Fire Marshalls, First Aid, DSE, including the co ordination and planning with external training providers.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of the HSE section of the new starter induction process in conjunction with the HR team.
  • Work closely with Group HSE functions to ensure Applied maintains consistent alignment with McLaren Group policies.
  • Conducting routine audits of HSE systems to ensure compliance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support the day to day application of HSE systems including all processes, procedures, risk assessments, etc
  • Maintain records such as Aspect & Impacts, H&S/Environmental Legal register, chemicals register, risk assessments.
  • Monitoring the accidents, incidents, near miss, reporting system including ensuring completion of accident & incident investigations and reporting.
  • Ensure all chemicals used in Applied are procured using the correct process and COSHH data sheets and risk assessments associated with chemical use are complete.
  • Ensure accurate publishing of all QHS policies and information on company notice boards and Intranet.
  • Supporting annual objective setting for HSE.
  • Reporting of HSE KPIs and related communications.
  • Timely escalation of critical HSE issues to senior management.
  • Supporting external and customer audits.
  • Liaison with external authorities including the Health & safety Executive and local authorities.
  • Facilitation of external visits and inspections.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Minimum requirements:

  • Nebosh General Certificate in H&S management.
  • IEMA certificate in Environmental management.
  • Internal Auditor qualification & experience.
  • Experience in the application of ISO 45001 H&S Management Systems
  • Experience in the application of ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems.
  • Experienced in the planning and application of risk assessment and delivery of safe systems of work applied to the use of high voltage electrical systems.
  • Experience in the use of IT systems including Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of similar office based and Manufacturing industries.
  • Experience working with Facilities management.
  • Managing a diverse range of tasks.
  • Adaptability in working with international legislation and guidance.

 Desirable requirements

  • Nebosh Diploma
  • Knowledge of High Voltage electrical applications.
  • Facilities roles.
  • Engineering background

Values and Behaviours:

Behaviours and values you expect to be exhibited in line with the McLaren Group Values and Behaviours Framework.

  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Proven influencing capabilities
  • Pro-active and practical attitude
  • Analytical thinker with demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Stays calm under pressure.
  • Ability to manage risk
  • Ability to make clear and concise decisions


All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.